February 13 2016
The Roche Group, including Genentech and Chugai, has brought many medications onto the market and has innovative cancer drugs.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has recently started talks to buy maker of gene sequencing systems Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.
Swiss drugmaker Roche said U.S. health regulators have granted a priority review of its Avastin drug when combined with chemotherapy to treat women with cervical cancer.
2013 Roche halts diabetes drug trial in blow to pipeline ZURICH - Roche will halt development of a diabetes drug partly because of its undesired side-effects, marking another high-profile setback for the Swiss company as it struggles to diversify outside its core cancer drug portfolio. by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (Roche), based in Nutley,
N.J., is the U.S. prescription drug unit of the Roche Group, one of the world’s
leading research-oriented health
care groups with core businesses in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
2009 - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG is working closely with the World Health Organisation to make its Tamiflu drug available to patients following the outbreak of swine flu. Roche said in a statement it had increased its preparedness level after the WHO inceased its pandemic alert level, saying it was collaborating with the WHO and governments to fight a potential pandemic. Roche reiterated it had donated 5 million packs of Tamiflu to the WHO, including 3 million packs in a "rapid response" stockpile that can be deployed at the request of the WHO. In the past, it said it has also fulfilled government pandemic orders amounting to 220 million treatment courses. Tamiflu, or oseltamivir, is given as a convenient tablet, and was originally invented by U.S. biotech company Gilead Sciences Inc.
November 2006 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff have recommended adding a new precaution to the label of Roche AG's flu-fighting drug Tamiflu about reports of psychiatric problems in patients who take it. The FDA reviewers said they evaluated 103 reports of delirium, suicidal behavior and other mental problems from August 2005 to July 2006. Three cases were fatal. Nearly all of the cases, 95 out of 103, came from Japan.
Roche Laboratories Inc., is the maker of Accutane.